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Stop “Shoulding” All Over Yourself

BY JESSICA ARADAS “Should” is an important part of our moral compass. It guides rules and obligations, indicates what we care about, and ultimately holds us accountable for our actions and how our behaviour affects others. You’ve probably found yourself in an increase of “shoulds” dealing with COVID-19. I should get outside today, I should […]

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How to support HSC students in isolation

BY DR. BARRY MCNAMARA Teenagers do not have the life experiences, emotional resources or maturity that adults are able to draw upon in these extraordinary times. This is where parents and carers can step in and be their guide, their support, their constant in a situation where they have little control over what is currently […]

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How Traffic Lights Can Help You Manage Your Emotions

Building Self-Control BY JULIET REINER Sometimes it’s easy to get swept away by emotions, especially strong emotions like anxiety and anger, and when we do, it can make us feel out of control. The ability to regulate our emotions is often referred to as self-control, impulse control or anger management. It’s really the ability to […]

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How Many Personalities Do You Have?

The Usefulness Of Understanding Your Different ‘Parts’ BY BRITTANY MCGILL I recently did some training in a new type of therapy – well new to me, but it’s been around for about 20 years – called ‘Internal Family Systems’ (IFS) therapy, developed by Richard Schwartz from the US. I wanted to share some of the […]

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Goal Setting: Why The Words You Use Are Important

An Approach-Oriented Approach To Goal Setting BY ANDREAS COMNINOS The beginning of a new year is often when we reflect on the past year and changes we want to make for the year ahead – but goal setting is something we can and should do at any time. When setting goals, it’s helpful to look […]

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